First off, “HOORAY!” and “THANKS!” for helping the blog to pass 4000 page views today! And now to the actual post… Give a good listen to Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” (sung here by the great Mahalia Jackson) Here’s someone who knows that making each step of faith and faithfulness requires a […]
For All Our Physical Needs
They had always wanted a boat — and now they had it. They had always wanted to be in the open ocean — and now they were out there. They had never actually wanted a storm — but now they had one of those too. The pleasure of rolling on steady swells became pitching and […]
Thy Will! No, No, MINE! No, THINE!
“It’s God’s will,” she said. “God told me this is what I am supposed to do.” I knew she wasn’t going to like it. I knew her and I knew what she was stepping into, and it was not a match. Fast forward two weeks. “It didn’t work out,” she said. Change of course. Back […]
Thy Representative Democracy Come?
When Jesus teaches us to pray for the future, his picture can sound a bit authoritarian: “Your kingdom come!” we are to pray. No matter how strongly we believe in enlightened, tolerant, participative government, when it comes to God we are in a monarchy. So what are we asking when we pray “Your kingdom come!”? […]
What Was That Name Again?
If there is one word in Scripture that I wish English translations could do a better job for it would be in the very first petition of the Lord’s Prayer. “Hallowed be your name.” Nobody says “hallowed” in ordinary conversation — so day after day, week after week, a whole lot of Christians pray for […]
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